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Transportation of Patients With Acute Traumatic Cervical Spine Injuries

RECOMMENDATIONS

Expeditious and careful transport of patients with acute cervical spine or spinal cord injuries is recommended from the site of injury by the most appropriate mode of transportation available to the nearest capable definitive care medical facility.
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Whenever possible, the transport of patients with acute cervical spine or spinal cord injuries to specialized acute spinal cord injury treatment centers is recommended.
6731

Recommendation Grading

Overview

Title

Transportation of Patients with Acute Traumatic Cervical Spine Injuries

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

March 1, 2013

Document Type

Guideline

External Publication Status

Published

Country of Publication

US

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital

Intended Users

Physician, paramedic emt

Scope

Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D013131 - Spine, D013119 - Spinal Cord Injuries, D014187 - Transportation of Patients

Keywords

cervical spine, early expeditious transfer, transport after SCI, Definitive SCI care facility, Aciute Traumatic